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Carpentier, Alejo 1904-1980

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Explosion in a cathedral, a novel by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

516 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical novel of Victor Hugues' change from entrepreneur to revoluntary presents a detailed picture of Caribbean life during the French Revolution
The kingdom of this world by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

453 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 3,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After its liberation from harsh French rule in 1803, Haiti endured a period of great brutality under Henri Christophe, who was born a slave but rose to become the first black king in the Western Hemisphere. In this unnerving novel, Henri Christophe's oppressive rule is observed through the eyes of the elderly slave Ti Noël. Ranging across the country, searching for true liberation, Ti Noël finds himself confronted with bloody revolutions, maniacal rulers, and the mysterious power of voodoo magic. The Kingdom of this World is widely recognized as a masterpiece of Cuban and Caribbean literature. Pablo Medina's remarkable new translation renders the dreamlike prose of Alejo Carpentier with nuance and felicity while delivering anew a powerful, visionary, and singularly twisted novel about the birth of modern Haiti: a tale of race, erotomania, mysticism, and madness. -- from back cover
Los pasos perdidos by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

430 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a New York City composer who flees the city with his mistress to the jungle of South America where he begins a search for primitive musical instruments and personal fulfillment
Reasons of state by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

268 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the tale of the dictator of an unnamed Latin American country who has been living the life of luxury in high-society Paris. When news reaches him of a coup at home, he rushes back and crushes it with brutal military force. But returning to Paris he is given a chilly welcome, and learns that photographs of the atrocities have been circulating among his well-to-do friends. Meanwhile World War One has broken out, and another rebellion forces the dictator back across the ocean. As he struggles with the Marxist forces beginning to find footing in his own country, and Europe is devastated
The harp and the shadow : a novel by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

169 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel is structured around the figure of Christopher Columbus and the campaign of Pope Pius IX in the 19th century to canonise Columbus
The chase by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

166 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a nameless, Havana-like city, an anonymous man flees a team of shadowy, relentless political assassins, and ultimately take refuge in a symphony auditorium during a performance. This nightmarish novella does not tell a story so much as map the secret political infrastructure of cities, governments, churches, music, and bodies
War of time by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

231 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Kuba ; Prosatexte
Concierto barroco by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

208 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El argumento de Concierto barroco (1974) está basado en un hecho histórico: la composición y estreno en Venecia, en 1773, de una ópera de Vivaldi sobre Montezuma. Atraído por el juego de recursos barrocos que sugiere esta representación escénica, Carpentier nos introduce en un divertimento que relata las peripecias de un indiano que, en compañía de su criado, llega a Europa para buscar instrumentos musicales. Su tema es el encuentro entre dos continentes. Pero aquí la historia también se transfigura e introduce elementos del futuro: Scaelatti y Händel conviven con Stravisnky y Louis Armstrong
The lost steps by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

54 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated into twenty languages and published in more than fourteen Spanish editions, The Lost Steps, originally published in 1953, is Alejo Carpentier's most heralded novel. A composer, fleeing an empty existence in New York City, takes a journey with his mistress to one of the few remaining areas of the world not yet touched by civilization-the upper reaches of a great South American river. The Lost Steps describes his search, his adventures, and the remarkable decision he makes in a village that seems to be truly outside history. Amazon review
La consagración de la primavera : novela by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

168 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novela de huidas y regresos que protagonizan sus dos personajes principales, Vera, una bailarina rusa, y Enrique, cuyo paralelismo de su trayectoria vital con el autor es evidente. Enrique es un joven cubano de buena familia que en su exilio por la dictadura de Gerardo Machado viaja por México, París y Alemania hasta recalar en España, donde lucha contra el fascismo en la Guerra Civil. Allí conoce a Vera, con quien se reencontrará posteriormente en París para iniciar una vida juntos. La marcha de la pareja a La Habana se verá sacudida por la tiranía de Batista y, posteriormente, por el estallido de la Revolución, cuyo triunfo permitirá a América Latina iniciar una andadura propia. Si Carpentier encontró en su teoría de lo real maravilloso la posibilidad de mirar con una nueva mirada otra, descolonizada, la historia y la realidad del continente hispanoamericano, podemos afirmar que con La consagración de la primavera el autor cubano inaugura un nuevo arte revolucionario plenamente latinoamericano
Masterworks of Latin American short fiction : eight novellas by Cass Canfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translations of works by eminent writers (Cabrera Infante, Carpentier, Cortázar, García Márquez, Guimarães Rosa, Felisberto Hernández, Mutis, Ana Lydia Vega) reprinted from previous editions. Accomplished, excellent translators in all cases. Strong locating introduction by Stavans describes trajectory of novella in Latin America, historical antecedents, and current practices. Short bio-bibliographies of authors. Unusual volume for its varied selection of writers"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Écue-yamba-ó by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

74 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¡Écue-Yamba-Ó! es la primera novela de Alejo Carpentier y narra la vida de Menegildo Cue, negro cubano en los primeros años del siglo XX. Aunque se ha venido clasificando dentro del cajón desastre llamado «novela afrocubana», lo cierto es que esta obra es una de las más influyentes dentro de su género, y muy reveladora dentro de la producción del autor. Deslumbra y emociona con un crisol de tendencias estilísticas existentes a principios del siglo pasado. Adorna sus detalladas descripciones naturalistas con vanguardistas metáforas del Futurismo. Es una obra fundamental para entender la realidad cubana de inicios de siglo, al propio Carpentier, y una piedra angular dentro de la literatura hispanoamericana
La música en Cuba by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

79 editions published between 1946 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciudad de las columnas by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

50 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in Cuba by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A publishing event: the foundational work on Cuban music by a major figure of the twentieth century, now in English for the first time. In the wake of the Buena Vista Social Club, the world has rediscovered the rich musical tradition of Cuba. A unique combination of popular and elite influences, the music of this island nation has fascinated since the golden age of the son and that New World aural collision of Africa and Europe that made Cuban music the rage in Paris, New York, and Mexico beginning in the 1920s. Originally published in 1946 and never before available in an English translation, Music in Cuba is not only the best and most extensive study of Cuban musical history, it is a work of literature in its own right. Drawing on such primary documents as obscure church circulars, dog-eared musical scores pulled from attics, and the records of the Spanish colonial authorities, Music in Cuba sweeps panoramically from the sixteenth into the twentieth century. Carpentier covers European-style elite Cuban music as well as the popular worlds of rural Spanish folk and urban Afro-Cuban music. In a substantial introduction based on extensive original research, Timothy Brennan explores Carpentier's career prior to the writing of his novels. Looking especially at Carpentier's work as a music reviewer, radio producer, and musical theorist, Brennan suggests new ways of thinking about the role of Latin American artists in Europe between the wars, and the central place of radio and music-club cultures in the European avant-gardes
La novela latinoamericana en vísperas de un nuevo siglo y otros ensayos by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

28 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guerra del tiempo; tres relatos y una novela by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

57 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tientos y diferencias, ensayos by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

63 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El derecho de asilo by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in Spanish and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El reino de este mundo : (relato) by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

42 editions published between 1948 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Masterworks of Latin American short fiction : eight novellas
The kingdom of this worldLos pasos perdidosReasons of stateThe harp and the shadow : a novelThe chaseWar of timeConcierto barrocoThe lost steps
Alternative Names
A. C 1904-1980

A. C. (Alejo Carpentier), 1904-1980

Alejo Carpentier

Alejo Carpentier biografía, escritor cubano

Alejo Carpentier biografía, escritor cubano y alguien burda e bello

Alejo Carpentier Cuban novelist

Alejo Carpentier Kuba jacha marka qillqiri

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Alejo Carpentier kubanisch-französischer Schriftsteller

Alejo Carpentier kubański pisarz

Alejo Carpentier novel·lista cubà

Alejo Carpentier novelista cubano

Alejo Carpentier romancier cubanez

Alejo Carpentier schrijver uit Cuba (1904-1980)

Alejo Carpentier scrittore, giornalista e critico letterario cubano

Alexius Carpentier

C, A. 1904-1980

C., A. (Alejo Carpentier)

C., A. (Alejo Carpentier), 1904-1980

Cacpêntiê, Alêhô

Cacpêntiê, Alêhô 1904-1980

Carpentier, A. 1904-

Carpentier, A. 1904-1980

Carpentier, A. (Alejo)

Carpentier, A. (Alejo), 1904-

Carpentier, A. (Alejo), 1904-1980

Carpentier Alejo

Carpentier, Alejo, 1904-

Carpentier y Valmont Alejo

Carpentier y Valmont, Alejo 1904-1980

Carpentier y Valmont, Alejo F.

Carpentier y Valmont, Alejo F. 1904-1980

Kārbintīyih, Alīḵū 1904-1980

Karpent'er, A. 1904-1980

Karpent'er, Alecho 1904-1980

Karpentʹer, Alekho

Karpentʹer, Alekho 1904-1980

Karpentier, Alejo 1904-1980

Karpentjers, Aleho 1904-1980

Valmont, Alejo Carpentier y 1904-1980

Valmont, Alejo F. Carpentier y

Valmont, Alejo F. Carpentier y 1904-1980

Αλέχο Καρπεντιέ

Алеха Карпенцьер

Алеха Карпэнт’ер

Алехо Карпентиер

Алехо Карпентьер

Алехо Карпентьер кубинский писатель, журналист, музыкант и музыковед

Алехо Карпентьєр

Карпентьер, Алехо

Карпентьер, Алехо 1904-1980

آلخو کارپانتیه

أليجو كاربنتيير

أليخو كاربنتيير، 1904-1980

أليخو كاربنتيير روائي كوبي

كاربانتيير، أليخو، 1904-1980

ਆਲੇਖ਼ੋ ਕਾਰਪੈਂਤੀਅਰ

알레호 카르펜티에르

카르펜티에르, 알레호 1904-1980



カルペンティエール, A

カルペンティエール, アレッホ

カルペンティエール, アレホ